And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
I. THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH THE CHURCH RESTS.
1. How ancient.
2. How firm.
3. How enduring.
II. THE AGENCY BY WHICH THE CHURCH IS REARED.
1. Christ appoints the means.
2. Christ provides the instruments.
3. Christ communicates the blessing.
III. THE PERPETUITY WITH WHICH THE CHURCH SHALL BE HONOURED AND BLEST.
1. Notwithstanding the ravages of death.
2. Notwithstanding the power and policy of Satan.
Parallel VersesKJV: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.